Beauty Roundup: Hits & Misses

Ok y'all it's been a hot minute since we've talked beauty, so I feel like it's a great time to catch up on all things makeup, hair, and skincare. Plus, don't lie, you galls are gonna be hitting up your local Ulta/Sephora after Christmas like a junkie runnin to their dealer! ha!

So here are my beauty hits and misses for the month of December, and all of them are linked below for ya. Check 'em out and let me know which you've tried in the comments below.

Parlor Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray: HIT. I cannot rave about this product enough! If you have naturally curly hair like me, this product is straight up magic. I use it between washes (I typically only wash my hair every 3-5 days) when my curls are starting to get a little limp and it adds bounce without any crunchiness or residue. 

Anything Shea Moisture: HIT. Cruelty free, certified organic ingredients, sulfate free, paraben free, never tested on animals, and the list of goodness goes on! Right now I'm super into the African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash and Scrub. Amazing at buffing my skin to make it radiant and oh-so soft.

Lorac PRO Matte Lip Color: MISS. Guys, this was so disappointing. I wanted to love it. It smells like rich cocoa heaven, and the color I found (tawny) is an amazing soft chocolate nude, but it really fell short. It does not apply easily or evenly and has absolutely zero staying power. Overall, not worth the ca$h. 

RealTechniques Brush Set: JURY'S OUT. Can't lie, haven't actually tried this brush set yet, but I picked it up today at Walgreen's and CANNOT wait to try it out. I have seen several beauty vloggers using them, and they are even sold out on the RealTechniques website (sorry guys, but you can get notified when they're restocked).